How To Make Chocolate Dessert Bowls

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Get ready to be bowled over, because these chocolate dessert bowls are so easy to make. You’ll actually have a bowl, and eat it too!

Start to finish, these should take under 30 minutes. Then just pop them in your fridge until you’re ready to serve.

I’ve also added some of my favourite ways to eat these chocolate bowls, whether that’s with white, milk or dark chocolate. Keep scrolling for more dessert inspiration.

Chocolate Dessert Bowls Recipe

Makes 4-6

Cooking time: under 30 minutes

200g chocolate (any will work!)

4-6 balloons

Step 1: Melt the chocolate either in short 10 second bursts in a microwave until liquid, or fill a saucepan with an inch or two of water. Place a pyrex bowl over the saucepan and bring to a simmer. Make sure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water, and that the pan never boils dry. Once melted, let the chocolate cool for 5 minutes until it is warm but not hot (hot chocolate bursts the balloon. I know from experience!)

Step 2: Blow the balloons up to the size you want your bowl to be. Line a baking tray with baking paper and make room for it to sit flat in your fridge.

Top tip! Don’t blow the balloon too big or it might pop! It’s better to underfill it than overfill it.

Step 3: Take a tablespoon of melted chocolate and pour it onto your baking tray to create the base of the bowl.  Carefully dip the bottom of the balloon into the chocolate.

Top tip! You want the chocolate coating to be quite thick, so it’s sturdy enough to hold your dessert. Re-dip it 2-3 times.

Step 4: Stick the balloon onto your chocolate base and repeat with the rest of your balloons.

Step 5: Place in the fridge for 10 minutes until the chocolate is hard. Pop your balloon and carefully remove them from the bowl.  If the base is looking thin, add an extra spoonful of the remaining melted chocolate and spread it over the bottom to strengthen it.

Step 6: Return to the fridge for another 5 minutes until set then you are ready to serve!

Not sure what to put in your bowls? Here are some impressive combinations:

The Luscious Lemon: Fill white chocolate bowls with lemon sorbet, a drizzle of lemon curd and a couple of meringues.

The Campfire: Scoop vanilla ice cream into a milk chocolate bowl, toast some marshmallows over a low bbq (or a candle works just as well!) and crumble digestive biscuits over to garnish.

The Roman Holiday: Serve vanilla ice cream in a dark chocolate bowl, with cold espresso poured over the top. Finish with a drizzle of chocolate sauce. Buon appetito!


Leftover melted chocolate? Check out our Easter Egg chocolate fondue from our Indoor Easter blog post for ideas on what to do with leftover chocolate. Dipped berries and salty pretzels are my personal favourite.


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